Alfa's in the
Join Date: Jan 2006
Thanks for your comments.
I purchased the software and cable around 3 years ago, I'm running the EOL and the other routine every month or so with the engine warm as then it's better I have read. There is some smoother gearchange for a few days but then it turns back to normal. The problem is that I don't know what else to change, mechanics don't know either as there are no faults logged and they are simply not interested in performance.
I have explained to a few of them while they were doing some work on the car that the car is running very bad, so they run the diagnostic check and nothing comes up, so they say everything is fine. It can't be a car with such power to drive so bad. Even if it had the standard 155 hp it would drive over some Avensis, Passat and Golf but it doesn't.
In regards to the clutch issue, I'm thinking that I have no other option than to save 600 - 700 euro and take it to the local dealer as a local independent garage I took it recently with 3 different universal computer readers said that they have no option to depressurize and calibrate the selespeed actuator after fitting the new clutch and of course they laughed when I said that I can borrow them with the laptop i have the software in order to do the job.
Is the local Alfa dealer in Cork a good one? The one in Galway (Monaghans & Sons) is the main dealer for Alfa, Fiat, Honda, Skoda, Hyundai and Kia so the mechanics cannot specialize in one brand, they know a litle bit of each make...